Digits: President Powers’ Speech

President Bill Powers gave a rare policy speech on May 9, days before the UT System Board of Regents’ meeting. Here are some of the most significant numbers he presented:


UT’s rank as the most efficient public research university in the United States.


number of patents filed by UT System universities, ranking third in the nation.


number of times Powers used the word “research” in his talk.


% of UT’s budget being funded by the state this year.


% of UT’s budget funded by the state in 1981.

$642 million

amount of external research grants, twice the amount of state support this year.


number of positions eliminated at UT Austin since 2009.


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